Kariyushi shirts: What they are and where to get them in Okinawa
The Kariyushi shirt is a style of dress shirt originating in Okinawa, similar to an aloha shirt, mainly worn in summer. Kariyushi shirts may be worn as an informal wear or as a formal wear. This is one of the things you surely want to get when you go to Okinawa!
A Kariyushi shirt is similar to an aloha or Hawaiian shirt and are decorated in traditional Okinawan patterns. They can be used for any occasion (but shouldn’t be tucked into your pants!). “Kariyushi” in the Okinawan dialect means “harmony” or “happiness.”
Let’s check out 5 poplar places to get the shirts!
Kariyushi shirts are usually mainly for men, but Mango House has a wide variety of sizes and designs for both men and women!
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